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10 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

I love to exercise. Correction: I like to exercise.

Correct correction: I like to exercise when the workout routine requires anything but running.

I know, I know. I've heard it all before, "If you run often enough, you'll eventually love it."


Nevertheless, I loathe the exercise that requires me to put one foot in front of the other for long periods of time. And no matter how often I do it, I find that no amount of suffering through it makes me enjoy the experience anymore.

I get it, some people naturally love running. However, I and many others are just not built for it and all its wonders. Even though we are happy to be left out of the strenuous activities running entails, this hatred does, admittedly, leave us out of the calorie-burning benefits running has to offer. So, what do we do?

10 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Don't sweat it. For those of us who hate running, or like running but want a change, here are some calorie-burning alternatives that don't require you to give into the peer pressure of being about that running life. Besides, these exercises burn more calories than running anyway. Check them out:

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Originally published January 25, 2019

 

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